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Cancer survivors deserve
the community’s support

The 15th annual Northwoods Relay For Life is scheduled this Friday, June 20, with a goal of raising $84,000 for the American Cancer Society and its research and education programs.

 

Raising that kind of money in the fight against cancer is extremely significant, but we would argue that the Relay For Life event serves an even greater purpose.

 

This year we are asking more people to attend the event not for the reason of raising additional funds,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:11 AM
 
Memorial Day programs in Vilas County top-notch

Letter to the Editor:

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate those who organized the ceremonies honoring veterans on Memorial Day in Eagle River and Phelps.

As a bagpipe player with the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums, I have had the opportunity to participate in many ceremonies and will continue to participate in ceremonies honoring police, fire and military throughout Wisconsin; Colorado Springs, Colo.,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:10 AM
 
Walker moving state forward

Dear Editor:

Why fix something that has already been fixed? That’s what Mary Burke wants to do as governor. She would have grave consequences for Wisconsin and take us back to financial mismanagement.

As commerce secretary for Gov. James Doyle, she helped construct the 2007-’09 state budget that left the state with a $5.4 million shortfall. Money just doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

This ultimately left Gov. Doyle to raid over $1 billion  from

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:10 AM
 
Woman stunned by act of kindness

Letter to the Editor:

I am an 85-year-old widow on Social Security who met a most generous gentleman in Trig’s grocery store on Friday, May 16.

As I was walking along pushing my cart, he came up to me and said, “You remind me so much of my mother, I?want to help you with your groceries.”

He then handed me a $100 bill

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:10 AM
 
Please choose adoption over abortion

Letter to the Editor:

The second sentence in the Declaration of Independence has been called by historian Stephen E. Lucas one of the best-known sentences in the English language, containing “the most potent and consequential words in American history.”

Abraham Lincoln made this statement the centerpiece of his presidency. It is the core value of what it truly means to be an American.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:09 AM
 
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